Well this movie sort of came out of nowhere. I didn’t even know Keanu Reeves was starring in a new movie called “John Wick” until this official promo image for the flick landed in my in-box. Go figure.
Reeves will play “an ex-hitman [who] comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.” The filmmakers promise “a fresh and stylized take on the assassin genre.” Really? Cause that premise sounds pretty generic to me.
Anyways, the movie is directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and written by Leitch. Besides Reeves, the film also stars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Dean Winters, Bridget Moynahan, with Ian McShane, John Leguizmo, and Willem Dafoe.
The film is scheduled for October 24, 2014. I have no idea if you’ll be able to check it out at your local theater, so like the old saying goes, check your local listings.
Curiously, Reeves also recently signed on to headline the TV show “Rain,” where he’s also playing an assassin named John Rain.